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Table 1 Sociodemographic variables studied under statistical analyzes

From: Molecular and descriptive epidemiology of intestinal protozoan parasites of children and their pets in Cauca, Colombia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category Blastocystis Giardia duodenalis Cryptosporidium Entamoeba histolytica/dispar/moshkovskii
Positive Negative P value Positive Negative P Value Positive Negative P Value Positive Negative P Value
Sex Female 28 96 0,352 9 115 0,618 12 111 0,98 0 124 0,172
Male 37 97 12 122 13 119 2 132
Stratum 1 49 159 0,305 17 191 0,746 22 184 0,543 2 206 0,785
2 15 29 4 40 3 40 0 44
3 1 5 0 6 0 6 0 6
Type of population Urban 64 188 0,626 21 231 0,461 24 225 0,567 1 251 0,000
Rural 1 5 0 6 1 5 1 5
Children per housing 1 34 113 0,802 12 135 0,709 17 129 0,791 0 147 0,448
2 26 65 9 82 7 84 2 89
3 3 10 3 13 1 11 0 13
4 1 4 0 5 0 4 0 5
5 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 2
Pets Yes 17 63 0,328 5 75 0,457 8 70 0,872 1 79 0,560
No 48 130 16 162 17 160 1 177
Water quality Treated 65 192 0,561 21 236 0,766 25 229 0,741 2 255 0,929
Non-treated 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
  1. P-value: < 0.05